Seeking to safe passage to the final 16, Brazil took on a resilient Switzerland of their second 2022 FIFA World Cup Group G fixture on Monday night (28 November). Brazil had been made to work for it on the Stadium 974 however in the end got here away with most factors, securing a 1-0 win. Casemiro scored the sport’s solely purpose to take his staff to the spherical of 16 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Brazil endured a sluggish begin to the sport. Switzerland marked them tightly within the opening exchanges, holding them from stringing passes collectively.
The Selecao lastly managed to stretch their legs within the twelfth minute, with Richarlison getting some room down the fitting flank. The Tottenham Hotspur man regarded to chop the ball again for Vinicius Junior contained in the field however noticed his go intercepted by Nico Elvedi. A minute later, a superb passage of one-touch play noticed Richarlison get by on purpose. The previous Everton man, nevertheless, didn’t deliver the ball below his management and despatched it behind for a purpose kick.
Within the twenty sixth minute, Raphinha brilliantly picked out Vinicius Junior’s run on the left aspect. The Actual Madrid man couldn’t make clear contact with the supply, permitting Swiss keeper Ian Sommer to push it behind for a nook.
Switzerland created their first clear-cut alternative of the night within the thirty ninth minute. Ricardo Rodriguez dashed down the left flank and swung in a cross for Ruben Vargas. Vargas pulled off a neat flip to get away from Eder Militao, however couldn’t get his shot away.
Switzerland began the second half proper the place they left off within the first. Silvan Widmer drilled in a low cross on the close to publish for Fabian Rieder. The winger made contact however couldn’t take the ball previous Alisson.
Within the sixty fourth minute, Casemiro performed Vinicius Junior down the left flank, and the winger brilliantly held his cool to seek out the again of the online. Sadly for Tite’s males, Richarlison was caught offside within the build-up, inflicting the purpose to be dominated out. Nineteen minutes later, Brazil as soon as once more discovered the again of the online, and that point, the purpose stood.
Manchester United ace Casemiro dispatched a surprising half-volley from the left aspect of the field. It took a fortunate deflection on its means into the again of the online. A couple of minutes later, Rodrygo impressively engineered a yard of house contained in the Swiss field and went for purpose. Sommer well pushed it over the bar.
Brazil tried so as to add to their one-goal lead within the closing minutes, however the Swiss held agency to limit the five-time FIFA World Cup winners to a slender 1-0 victory. Listed below are three Brazilian gamers who impressed and two who weren’t on top of things of their victory over the Swiss on Monday:
Carried out: Vinicius Junior
Vinicius Junior was not at his sensible greatest towards Switzerland, however he was most undoubtedly Brazil’s most formidable participant on the pitch. He took gamers on, beating them fairly just a few instances. He created goalscoring alternatives and helped out on the again as effectively. Had Vinicius Junior completed the possibility within the twenty sixth minute, he would have had a virtually excellent outing.
Vinicius Junior performed two key passes towards the Swiss, created one massive likelihood, and gained seven floor duels. He additionally drew a game-high 5 fouls, made two tackles, and blocked a shot.
Richarlison made headlines by scoring two glorious targets in Selecao’s 2022 FIFA World Cup opener towards Serbia. The Spurs ace couldn’t choose up the place he left off towards Serbia, struggling to get into the sport. In contrast to within the match towards Serbia, Richarlison regarded a smidgen slower than the opposition, failing to get to the top of two glorious deliveries within the first half.
On Monday night, Richarlison didn’t lodge any photographs on the right track, accomplished solely three passes in 73 minutes, and was caught offside as soon as. He additionally misplaced a duel, misplaced possession eight instances, and failed to drag off the one dribble he tried.
Carried out: Alex Sandro
Left-back Alex Sandro was rock-solid on the again for the Selecao on Monday night. The Juventus man impressed along with his distribution, made full use of his defensive acumen to smell out the hazard, and held his floor in one-on-one battles.
At Stadium 974, Sandro tried a match-high seven tackles, successful three of them. He made 11 recoveries, accomplished 54 passes (88.5% accuracy), and gained 10 of 11 floor duels. Sandro additionally drew two fouls, accomplished a dribble, and performed a key go.
Underperformed: Lucas Paqueta
Lucas Paqueta began alongside Fred and Casemiro in a three-man midfield. The West Ham United midfielder didn’t put his greatest foot ahead, struggling to stretch the sport along with his lengthy balls and dropping possession fairly just a few instances.
Paqueta misplaced possession 12 instances, misplaced a cross and a protracted ball; and misplaced each of his floor duels in Brazil’s second FIFA World Cup sport in Qatar. Not impressed along with his efficiency, Tite opted for a change of form, taking him off for Rodrygo at halftime.
Carried out: Casemiro
Manchester United’s holding midfielder Casemiro had a sport to recollect on Monday night. He dictated the sport in the course of the park, made some important defensive interceptions, and, after all, scored the winner within the 83rd minute.
Receiving a neat go from Rodrygo, Casemiro improvised the shot on the fly, dispatching a mesmerizing half-volley to depart Sommer rooted to his spot. Casemiro additionally would have had an help to his identify had Vinicius Junior’s purpose not been dominated out for offside.
In Brazil’s second FIFA World Cup sport in Qatar, Casemiro made 4 interceptions, accomplished 41 passes (85.4% accuracy), and precisely delivered two lengthy balls. He additionally gained a floor duel, tried a deal with, and blocked a shot.
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